What we do

The UK Evaluation Society supports the future of evaluators by promoting and improving the theory, practice, understanding and utilisation of evaluation.

Our members’ friendliness, enthusiasm and willingness to help one another in our evaluation practice are key traits of the UK Evaluation Society. Members are collegial and well-connected, reflective of evaluation’s relatively short history compared to other professions. We share many of common issues and opportunities that we work together on.

We support our members in a number of ways. We do this through:

  • organising an annual conference
  • running a programme of focused evaluation training
  • publishing our in-house journal, Evaluative Practice
  • producing evaluation guidelines and frameworks

We also represent evaluation in public fora, for example through speaking at the British Academy and as part of the review process for the UK government’s Magenta Book policy evaluation manual.

Evaluation is important globally, and we don’t work in isolation. The Society has strategic partnerships with other organisations which unlocks further networking and learning routes for members, including the European Evaluation Society (EES), the International Organisation for Cooperation on Evaluation (IOCE), and the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).